Investor Relations

Alistair Ryan
Chairperson (Independent)

MCom, FCA. Appointed Director 13 November 2014

Alistair is an experienced company director and corporate executive. In addition to Evolve, he is currently Chair of Kingfish Limited, Barramundi Limited and Marlin Global Limited. Other current board positions include Kiwibank Limited, Metlifecare Limited, and Christchurch Casinos Limited. Alistair is also Audit and Risk Committee Chair for Metlifecare, and is a member of FMA’s Audit Oversight Committee.

Alistair was a senior executive of SKYCITY Limited from pre-opening (1995) until he retired as CFO in June 2011. Prior to SKYCITY, Alistair was a Corporate Services Partner with international accounting firm EY, in Auckland.

Alistair is a member of Evolve’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Norah Barlow
Non Executive Director (Independent)

BCA, CA. Appointed as Director 13 November 2014

Norah is the Managing Director and CEO of Estia Health Limited, an ASX listed company providing aged care in 68 homes through 4 States in Australia. Norah is an accountant by profession, having operated her own partnership for a number of years, prior to becoming the Group Accountant, and then CEO of NZX and ASX listed Summerset Group. Norah retired from that role in April 2014 remaining on the Board as a non-executive Director until 2016, when she was appointed to Estia. Norah is also a Ministerial appointee to the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women. In 2014 she was awarded an ONZM for services to business.

Norah is a member of both Evolve Education’s Remuneration and People Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee.

Anthony Quirk
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

BCA (Hons), INFINZ (Fellow), AFA. Appointed as Director 2 August 2017

Anthony is an experienced financial services sector professional with over thirty years executive experience in the sector, including nine years as Managing Director of Milford Asset Management.  He now has a varied portfolio of governance interests with an emphasis on areas that improve communities.

Anthony brings strong governance, strategic, executive leadership, listed company and financial credentials, together with a community focus, to the Evolve Board.

In addition to Evolve Education Group Anthony is currently a Director of the NZ Local Government Funding Agency and Milford Asset Management.  He is also Chair of New Zealand Water Polo, Deputy Chair of Compass Housing NZ (a social housing organisation) and a Trustee of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Board in Wellington.  Anthony was previously a Director and Chair of the Institute of Finance Professionals and is a Fellow of that organisation.

Anthony is Chair of Evolve Education's Audit and Risk Committee.

Lynda Reid
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Appointed as Director 2 August 2017

As former CEO of St Cuthbert’s College in Auckland, Lynda will make a significant contribution and add strong technical, social and business diversity to the Evolve board. 
Lynda’s appointment adds excellent sector expertise coupled with robust executive leadership and governance experience.

As St Cuthbert’s CEO, Lynda was involved with a wide range of stakeholder groups, people and organisations including the school board, parents, teachers, students, Ministry of Education and the education community generally, and commercial organisations.

Lynda is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2017) and a recipient of the Independent Schools of New Zealand Distinguished Service Award (2016), along with many other distinguished service awards and recognitions, and regular membership of important sector forums.  Lynda is an independent director of Evolve and is a member of the Remuneration and People Committee.

Gráinne Troute
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

GradDipBusStuds (HRM) CMInstD. Appointed as Director 1 May 2017

Gráinne has extensive experience as a corporate executive and in board and charitable trust governance roles.

She is currently a director of NZX-listed companies Tourism Holdings Limited and Summerset Group Holdings Limited. She was General Manager, Corporate Services at SKYCITY Entertainment Group for 8 years and earlier held senior executive roles at McDonald’s Restaurants for 14 years, for the last three of which she was Managing Director, New Zealand. Gráinne recently joined Investore Property Group as a director.

Gráinne also served for many years as a trustee and chair in the not-for-profit sector, including having been Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ for five years.

Gráinne is Chair of Evolve Education’s Remuneration and People Committee.

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